Definition of Orkney Islands

1. Noun. An archipelago of about 70 islands in the North Atlantic and North Sea off the northeastern coast of Scotland.

Group relationships: Scotland, Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean, North Sea
Generic synonyms: Archipelago



Definition of Orkney Islands

1. Proper noun. A group of islands off north-east Scotland. ¹

2. Proper noun. The region of Scotland comprising these islands. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orkney Islands

Oriolidae
Oriolus
Oriolus oriolus
Orion
Orion's Belt
Orion Nebula
Orissa
Oristano
Orites
Orites excelsa
Oriya
Oriyas
Orizaba
Orkhomenos
Orkney
Orkney Islands (current term)
Orkneyan
Orkneyans
Orkneys
Orla
Orlando
Orleanais
Orleanist
Orleans
Orlon
Orly
Orly Group
Ormandy
Ormazd

Literary usage of Orkney Islands

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1. Great Britain: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1906)
"The Orkney Islands. The steamer from Scrabster (p. 568) to Stromness crosses the Pentland Firth, and stops first at (4-6 hrs.) Scapa , on Mainland, 2 M. to ..."

2. Jamieson's Dictionary of the Scottish Language: In which the Words are ...by John Jamieson, John Johnstone by John Jamieson, John Johnstone (1867)
"The Scandinavian origin of the Picts is illustrated by the history of the ORKNEY ISLANDS. We have seen that, according to some ancient accounts, ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"Orkney Islands, a group of islands, forming a county, off the north coast of Scotland. The islands are separated from the mainland by the ..."

4. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1910)
"ARX Orkney Islands. PERIODICALS. Orkney it Shetland Old Lore Series of Viking Club. ... CP Barry (G.) History of the Orkney Islands, with corrections and ..."

5. The Book of British Topography: A Classified Catalogue of the Topographical by John Parker Anderson (1881)
"History of the Orkney Islands, in which is comprehended an account of their present as well ns ... 8° Second edition, with map and numerous Orkney Islands. ..."

6. Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680 by Jasper Danckaerts, Peter Sluyter, Bartlett Burleigh James (1913)
"The land we saw was the Orkney Islands, 28 to 32 miles south-southeast of us, which we sketched as well as we could. About two hours afterwards we saw very ..."

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